The Liberation of Paris
Exhibition in Musée Carnavalet, 16 Rue Francs Bourgeois - 75003 Paris
To mark the 70th anniversary of Paris Liberation, and in conjunction with Paris Photo Month, the Musée Carnavalet is presenting the exhibition "Paris Freed, Paris Photographed, Paris Exhibited".
On 25 August 1944, Paris was liberated. Two and a half months later, with France and the Allies still battling against the Nazis, the Musée Carnavalet began to write the History with an exhibition on Liberation that opened on 11th November . François Boucher, a curator of the museum and member of the Resistance, had set out to "bring together the documentation essential for futur historians". He had consulted official bodies and put an appeal through the press to help him "assemble as much information as possible on the events of the Liberation of Paris". More concerned with immediate emotion than historical accuracy, this exhibition was an enormous success.
Thus, from June 11th, 2014, to February 08, 2015, "Paris Freed, Paris Photographed, Paris Exhibited" looks back to this 1944 exhibition, presenting shots of famous photographers such as Robert Doisneau, René Zuber and Jean Séeberger.